Financial Living Blog

Protecting Your Personal Information and Financial Assets

May 18, 2022 1:01:26 PM

Today much of our financial lives exist in cyber space, which means protecting your identity from hackers is now an important part of managing your money.

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Do I Bonds Make Sense in Your Portfolio?

May 11, 2022 9:21:29 AM

With rising inflation, volatile stock and bond prices, and low interest rates on regular bank accounts, there are few places for investors to store any extra cash.

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What to Know About the TSP Mutual Fund Window

May 4, 2022 9:32:22 AM

Changes are being made to the Thrift Savings Plan account. In an effort to improve the choice of investments available to investors within the TSP (currently restricted to five funds plus the L-series target date funds), the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is making a “mutual fund window” available to plan participants beginning this upcoming summer.

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Should You Expect a Recession or More Economic Growth? Yes.

Apr 27, 2022 8:02:14 AM

Let’s be honest: bonds are boring. Their relatively consistent and modest returns lack the daily excitement of erratic stock prices. So, when bonds do make headlines, it may be time to pay attention.

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Benefits of a Flexible Retirement Withdrawal Rate

Apr 25, 2022 10:01:38 AM

A successful retirement story is a tale of two parts: building a comfortable nest egg and spending an appropriate amount to make it last. Fortunately, your withdrawal rate in retirement is something you control, and you can use it as a crucial lever to avoid outliving your money.

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You May Need an AT&T 401(k) Review After the WarnerMedia Discovery Deal

Apr 20, 2022 10:12:22 AM

Although AT&T employees are provided a pension, the ability to retire on your terms depends greatly on the health of your 401(k). The AT&T 401(k) plan allows you to grow your savings for retirement. Unlike the pension, however, you do all the legwork.

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Q1 2022 Market Update: US Economy Proves Resilient – But for How Long?

Apr 13, 2022 9:14:50 AM

Advance Capital Management’s president and chief investment officer, Christopher Kostiz, provides his key economic and market insights from the most recent quarter.

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How Rising Interest Rates May Affect You

Apr 6, 2022 9:31:10 AM

One important factor you can’t control in your financial life is government policy. And, recently, the Federal Reserve raised its policy interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point.

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Getting Rid of Debt Before Retiring from AT&T

Mar 30, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Retirement is about using your accumulated wealth to live comfortably on your own terms. At least, this is how retirement is supposed to work. Unfortunately, many people find their financial futures hindered by debt. Retiring from AT&T is a great accomplishment, one you don’t want clouded by owing your money or time to someone else.

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Vital Retirement Assets You Can’t Put in a Spreadsheet

Mar 23, 2022 9:23:18 AM

Retirement planning is all about numbers, right? It’s the calculation of turning your financial assets – pension, 401(k)s/IRAs, Social Security, property, sale of a business, etc. – into income to fund your desired retirement lifestyle. Except most retirees will likely tell you that a spreadsheet can’t account for everything that matters in retirement.

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